Posts tagged: United States

New York’s Compost Innovation?

Here’s an idea that will keep New York’s organic waste out of landfills, while creating revenue…all while giving New Yorkers more green space! Courtesy: http://todaysgreenminute.com/episode71.htm Tweet

Twenty-Two Percent of the World’s Power Now Comes from Renewable Sources

By: Brian Merchant Last year saw the biggest worldwide boom in renewable energy yet. Across the globe, wind turbines and solar panels were rolled out and set up at a more rapid clip than ever before. “In 2013, renewable power capacity expanded at its fastest pace to date,” the Paris-based International Energy Agency wrote in […]

New study finds price of wind energy in US at an all-time low

“Wind energy prices—particularly in the central United States— are at an all-time low, with utilities selecting wind as the low cost option,” Berkeley Lab Staff Scientist Ryan Wiser said. “This is especially notable because, enabled by technology advancements, wind projects have increasingly been built in lower wind speed areas.” Key findings from the U.S. Department […]

Solar Power Helps Homeowners Slash Energy Bills

(NewsUSA) – Savvy consumers are turning to solar energy to beat the escalating price of electricity. Thanks to technological advances and attractive rebates, home solar-electric systems are more popular and affordable than ever. Last year, Americans installed 792 megawatts of residential solar systems, enough to power the equivalent of more than 130,000 homes. In Southern […]

In Two Years, Denmark’s Wind Power Will Be Half the Cost of Fossil Fuels

By Brian Merchant   Wind power is officially the cheapest source of energy in Denmark, according to the nation’s government—and by 2016, it claims the electricity whipped up by its newest turbines will be half the price of fossil fuels like coal and natural gas. Denmark’s Energy Association (everything about Scandinavia is friendlier, even its […]